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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST-MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

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IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST-MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
300K
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Perform invasive and/or non-invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures and/or examinations in a clinical setting utilizing complex magnetic resonance imaging for cross-sectional anatomy and angiography. Participate in training medical residents, fellows, students and staff. Recognize and respond to emergent and life-threatening situations.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Independently perform clinical and research studies and examinations in therapeutic radiation or Magnetic Resonance Imaging involving the knowledge and use of cross-sectional anatomy; operate complex imaging equipment; guide and monitor patients through procedures; administer contrast pharmaceuticals; maintain incoming information flow about patients and outgoing information about study results; and participate with physicians in designing study techniques for each examination.

Typical Work

Operate imaging and related equipment to perform exams in Magnetic Resonance Imaging; 

Perform specialized radiation therapy procedures with documentation of calibrations, tumor localization and quality control programs before delivery of therapeutic doses; 

Counsel patient regarding safety factors and risks of examination; explain and obtain patient release to participate in examination; 

Administer and inject contrast media and pharmaceuticals; 

Administer prescribed sedation to patient under physician direction; 

Recognize and respond to life threatening situations which may occur during diagnostic and/or interventional procedures; 

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation as necessary; 

Execute standard calibration procedures; establish and document quality control of equipment; 

Observe computer monitor displaying patient data during examination; alert physician of abnormalities; maintain daily log of procedures performed; 

Determine additional study and examination techniques when abnormalities are present; 

Orient and provide information and instruction to medical residents, fellows, students and staff who are rotating and/or assigned to the specialty area; Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist. 

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA-approved school, AND three years of technical imaging experience OR registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) 

OR 

equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-19-2001
New class code, formerly 6528 higher education, effective July 1, 2007.

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